Pequot Lakes Early Childhood & Family Education

2024-2025 Preschool registration opens March 1 at 9 am!  Click here to register.

To register for preschool for the current school year (2023-2024), call 218.562.7521.

ECFE registration for spring classes is open! ECFE Registration 

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Welcome to Pequot Lakes Early Childhood Family Education! 

Early Childhood & Family Education (ECFE) is a program where parents and children ages birth to 5 come to "school" together each week. Our programs set the stage for parent involvement and children's success in their K - 12 education. Your role as a parent in the beginning years of your child's life is crucial. Intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth occurs rapidly from birth to age 5. At no other time will your child's development be as great.

Your home is the child's first learning environment. During these important years, you the parent are the child's most significant teacher. Raising a child can be a very rewarding and sometimes a frustrating experience. We invite you to share with us the joys and challenges of parenting. 

Our classes are staffed by licensed family educators and Early Childhood teachers.  For further information, please contact Early Childhood Coordinator Shannon Wheeler at (218) 562-7520. In the meantime, we invite you to browse our site to learn more about our programs. 


What is ECFE?

Watch this video to learn more about our programs!

Winter 2024 Community Education Book

Early Childhood programs are on pages 10 -13 plus so many more opportunities, take a look!

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Concerns About Your Child's Development?

If you have concerns about your child's growth or development, click HERE and complete the Help Me Grow referral information. A professional will contact you to arrange a screening or evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for intervention services. You can also talk to a professional and find out ways which you can get connected with various resources in Minnesota.

Help Me Connect

A navigator connecting expectant families, families with young children (birth – 8 years old) and those working with families to services in their local communities that support healthy child development and family well-being.  Click HERE to access Help Me Connect.

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Community Needs Assessment

The Pequot Lakes Early Childhood program is conducting research to find ways to best serve families in this community. The goal of this survey is to identify the barriers families experience in accessing Early Childhood services at Pequot Lakes, determine solutions that work for families, and understand what families need from Early Childhood services. The responses to this survey will be used to determine what actions need to be taken in order for Early Childhood services to be accessible and beneficial to everyone who would like to participate. Your responses will be kept anonymous.  Click here for the survey and to share your input.